The presence of video games is increasingly widespread and impactful in the contemporary media landscape. They constitute a magmatic and fascinating collection of audiovisual works, where one can easily get lost given the enormous volume of new video games constantly being released. In the first half of 2022 alone, Steam (the most well-known PC gaming platform) saw the release of over 6,000 new titles. A guide, therefore, seems more necessary than ever to navigate through immensely successful titles and niche video games waiting to be (re)discovered, following thematic paths that explore different gaming experiences.
Francesco Toniolo focuses each path on individual video games, variously representative of their category, illustrating the transformations of this beloved form of entertainment. After an in-depth exploration of the video game medium, approached not from a historical perspective but through concrete examples, other sections shed light on some of the themes and imaginaries that have shaped the evolution of video games. Revolutionary production techniques that have marked the evolution of video games. Fascinating and curious stories from behind the scenes of the medium. Expanded, increasingly cross-media imaginaries that connect video games to literature, cinema, and the arts.
Guida ai videogiochi. Tecniche, storie, immaginari
Publishers: #Odoya (Odoya)